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Bill Brown

Hiking - Chino Hills



Chino Hills State Park

Recently Maggie and I have been hiking. It's been nice spending a few hours together (Talking and Walking). The trail head (Rim Crest) is about 1 mile from our house in Yorba Linda. There are several nice trails. So far our fav is Little Canyon Loop.
Little Canyon loop Chino Hills State park
Highlights: Orange County rolling hills MIles of hiking and biking fun!
Near: Yorba Linda, CA
Distance: 3 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 400 ft
Hike Time: 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Condition: Well maintained trail
HikeType: Loop

Summary: Chino Hills State park offers a wide variety of hiking, Biking and camping opportunities within Orange county. The park has many trails and many options for hiking different distances and locations. The entrance at Rim Crest Dr. offers free parking on the street. West and east ends of the park offer parking for a nominal fee. The Chino hills entrance also offers family camping sites.The Little Canyon loop starts at the south ridge trail and proceeds east, up the hill for just over a mile. at the first trail to the left, a sign marks the Little Canyon trail. Little Canyon trail is a narrow trail that has a steep slope down to the Telegraph Canyon trail (about .3 mile). At the Telegraph trail, head back west and locate the easy street trail also about a mile from Little Canyon. Easy street ends at Rim crest dr.

Trailhead: From the 91 Freeway, exit at Imperial Highway proceed north to Kellogg Drive. Exit at Kellogg and head north to the last intersection. Make a right turn on Yorba Linda blvd, followed by a left on Fairmont. Head North past the Yorba Linda education center and make a left at Rim Crest. The trail head is located at the northeast end of Rim Crest Drive just next to the last house. (Lat:33.91761 Lon:-117.78957)